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Matt Loede
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Matt Loede

Editor and co-owner of NFL Gridiron Gab and the Sports Gab Network.

Much Ado About Tweeting

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So, the NFL wants to squash the use of the ever popular social networking tool - Twitter, during games and practice sessions? For quite a while the NFL has done its best to stop the media and fans from "inside access" allowing only certain information to be released to the general public.

With that, certain players are trying to fight the system. Chad Ochocinco is one that says he'll Twitter DURING games. Commish Roger Goodell says that's a big no-no, and vows to fine him if he does. To me, this is much ado about nothing. Let these guys have some type of personality. If Chad, or players like him want to distract themselves Twittering during games, go for it.

Once again the NFL is trying to stifle players' personalities off the field and on it. First it was touchdown celebrations, now Twitter. What's next? You're not allowed to high five?

By Matt Loede  |  August 24, 2009; 3:54 PM ET  | Category:  Roger Goodell , Twitter Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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